More On Green Hornet And Why We're Looking Forward To It
Sep 24, 2008 02:50
I was in a rush when I wrote that Stephen Chow was going to be directing and acting as Kato in the Green Hornet. All this comic book movie overload is getting to be a slight bore, what with all your Batman, Watchmen, Superman, Spider-man. Its always something about a man. Perhaps after a visual diatribe of all that, we can be a little bit more relaxed watching the Batman-esque action-comedy starring co-writer Seth Rogen and director Stephen Chow.
Rogen said all along he wants Green Hornet to be about an action hero who's less famous than his sidekick. So it's really amazing news that Stephen Chow, a comedy giant with a string of movies like Kung-Fu Hustle and God Of Cooking under his belt, will play Kato. And since Chow is also directing, he can presumably make sure Kato gets the spotlight.
I'm excited to be taking on ‘The Green Hornet’ — obviously, I’ve been a
huge fan of the show since I was a kid. The idea of stepping into Bruce
Lee’s shoes as Kato is both humbling and thrilling, and to get the
chance to direct the project as my American movie debut is simply a
dream come true.
Stephen was always my and [co-screenwriter] Evan [Goldberg]’s first
choice for director and to play Kato. We just hope that he never finds
out we’re not the Wachowski Brothers.
This makes Stephen Chow's string of movie (successes), with his most recent CJ7, a real killer in the making. Obviously, The Directhor just can't wait for it.
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